What are Customs Penalties and Fines For? Importing is a privilege that Customs can revoke. It can be revoked for repeated violations, penalties, or fines for any of the three levels of offenses (and sometimes for just a single violation of [...]

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“Have you taken reliable measures to ensure imported goods are not produced wholly or in part with convict labor, forced labor, and/or indentured labor (including forced or indentured child labor)?” This is the basic question CBP asks in thei [...]

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Summary Over the past three years in particular, steamship lines have come under scrutiny for billing and shipping practices, from detention and demurrage charges to powerful alliances and export procedures. The Federal Maritime Commission ha [...]

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Summary Union negotiations for 29 West Coast ports (affecting roughly 22,000 workers) began on May 10th. Here’s what we know about this year’s proceedings as well as possible ramifications later in the summer. Negotiations are between the [...]

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